Additional Accolades for UNCW


UNCW ranked number 37 on the Forbes Top 100 List of Best Buy Colleges in 2012.. MORE>>

Fulbright Top producerFulbright Scholars

With two faculty Fulbright awards for the 2011-12 academic year, UNC Wilmington is in an elite group of top Fulbright producers among master's institutions nationwide on a list developed by the Institute for International Education. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and designed to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. MORE>>


The University of North Carolina Wilmington ranked one of the Kiplinger's logo"Best Values" among public universities in the nation and number two in North Carolina, according to Kiplinger's 2012 rankings. MORE>>

Poets & Writers

UNCW's Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program was named second in the nation for creative nonfiction in the 2011 MFA rankings in Poets & Writers magazine. One of the top publications in the creative writing profession, Poets & Writers published its latest rankings in the Sept./Oct. 2010 issue. The magazine also ranked UNCW’s overall creative writing program as one of the top 50 MFA programs in creative writing in the nation for the second year in a row.

It was named one of the "Five Top Innovative/Unique Programs in Creative Writing" in The Altantic magazine's 2007 Fiction Issue. (external link)

Peace Corps

UNCW is ranked 25th in the nation among medium-sized schools for producing undergraduate Peace Corps volunteers. Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, 123 UNCW alumni have volunteered. UNCW is one of only three North Carolina schools on the Peace Corps list and is the only N.C. school represented on the list of medium-sized institutions. MORE>>

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